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January 29, 2022

Rally against mega development today

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In total, the proposal suggests 668 residential blocks, two business lots, two industrial lots, one recreation lot and four residue lots.

Located opposite the Arts and Industry Estate on Ewingsdale Road, up to 300,000m3 of fill will be required for the 108-hectare site, and the traffic report that accompanies the DA has no confidence that this will not result in increasing the major traffic issues for the town.

Byron Council stated that they received more than 5,000 submissions in relation to the development, mostly against.

The Byron Residents Group and the Byron Young Residents Association have combined to hold todays rally, which will be emceed by Mark Swivel.

Speakers

Council’s deputy mayor Basil Cameron, NSW Labor candidate Asren Pugh and NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith will speak.

Nationals MLC Ben Franklin was invited to speak, but has told The Echo he ‘cannot attend unfortunately as I will be at the Nationals state conference in Cowra.

‘It’s a shame – I would have loved to be there.’

Organisers say BYO placards.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Well done everyone who attended! So good to see that apathy and defeatism has not won in the face of so many attacks on Byron as a community (not a commodity). It is so important that just as many and more attend the meetings on Tuesday even though they will conveniently be held out of town! If everyone who was there today managed to bring an extra body it might start to communicate the outrage that we feel about the ludicrousness of theses DAs.

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